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Indonesia

Weak disaster management leads to deaths

23 Jun 2016, Jakarta Post, the

In the wake of extreme weather that has devastated parts of Indonesia and claimed dozens of lives, the government is being urged to overhaul the country’s disaster management by introducing disaster literacy in school curriculums, as well as by strengthening its early warning system. Indonesia’s disaster literacy is still low compared to other disaster-prone countries.



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